Kerbside Collection

West Berkshire Council’s (WBC) contractors collect waste on a two-week cycle – recycling one week and general rubbish the following week.  Go to the WBC home page,  ( ) type in your postcode, and your property information will include  guidance on which week your property is serviced,  and on which day of the week.   WBC’s site also contains a full calendar of dates within the ‘Kerbside Collection’ information.

This site also gives information on what can be recycled, and what cannot.  Waste collection contractors also leave printed calendars  and recycling guidance on a regular basis.

Recycling Centres

The nearest recycling centres are:

Padworth Recycling Centre,  Padworth Lane, Lower Padworth, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4JF. The centre is for recycling and general waste only and will not accept: Gas Bottles, Asbestos, Bric-a-brac, Furniture, Plasterboard. The site is open 7 days a week (see below for times) and is operated by Veolia Environmental Services:

 Leaflet and Map of Padworth Recycling Centre (This is a large file and may take some time to download)

Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 6:00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8:00am – 6:00pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26th December), New Year’s Day

Furniture can be taken to Newtown Road Recycling Centre, Newbury and will be donated to the Community Furniture Project.

Getting rid of bulky items

A bulky item removal service is operated by WBC.  For details, click on the link below:

Bulky Items Collection

How to report fly-tipping in your area

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste on to land or sites unauthorised to accept waste. Items that have been fly-tipped can include any refuse/bulky material that has been left on the highway or land without the owner’s permission. These items can pose a danger to the public and are often unsightly and therefore need to be removed quickly.   

This can be done by dedicated teams. 

Please report any fly-tipping that you come across as soon as possible. This can be done online ,  Fly Tipping Link  or by contacting WBC’s Customer services  01635 519080,  or the Wardens.

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